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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOLLOW UP: November 07, 2011

Call to Order
Announcements & Upcoming Meetings:
    Friday, November 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., Veteran’s Day Celebration.
      On Monday, November 14, at 10:00 a.m. in the Mayor’s Boardroom, there will be a Worksession of the Council’s Lake Whatcom Reservoir and Natural Resources Committee to discuss a Cost/Benefit study of phosphorus reduction activities in the Lake Whatcom watershed.
      On Monday, November 14, at 1:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a Worksession regarding the 2012 Preliminary Budget to hear final department presentations and discussion of Council’s proposed budget amendments.
        November 14, 3:30 p.m. Continuation of Transportation Benefit District Meeting.
        On Tuesday, November 15, at 12:00 p.m. in the Mayor’s Boardroom there will be a Worksession of the Council’s Waterfront Development Committee to discuss policy application alternatives under consideration for waterfront development documents.
        On Monday, November 21, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a Public Hearing regarding the proposed 2012 Budget.

      Bellingham City Council meets all requirements of the State of Washington Open Meetings Act.


      TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT No. 1:
        On Monday, November 7, at 12:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers there will be a meeting of the TBD #1 Board of Directors to discuss capital projects, Sunday transit program and the proposed 2012 budget.
      Pledge Of Allegiance
      Led by Jack Petree.
      Roll Call
      All present.
      Approval Of Minutes
      KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved approval of the October 24, 2011 minutes of the regular City Council meeting as submitted. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
      APPROVED
      15-Minute Public Comment Period


      Presentation
      AB19371 1. Receipt of Cascade Natural Gas incentive for Aquatic Center energy efficiency
      Information only.
      Information only.
      Public Works / Public Safety
      Members: Chair, Barry Buchanan; Jack Weiss; Gene Knutson
      AB19372 1. Presentation of Whatcom County Domestic Violence Protection Order Safety and Accountability Audit
      Information only.
      Information only.
      AB19373 2. Third modification to Interlocal Agreement between What-Comm and Whatcom County
      BUCHANAN / KNUTSON moved to authorize the Mayor to enter into a modification to the Interlocal Agreement between What-Comm and Whatcom County. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
      APPROVED
      Parks And Recreation -
      Members: Chair, Gene Knutson; Terry Bornemann; Seth Fleetwood
      AB19374 1. Resolution for 2012 Rate Increase for athletic and park facility rentals

      A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING FEES FOR THE USE OF CITY PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.”
      KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved final approval of Resolution #2011-26. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
      Res. 2011-26
      APPROVED
      AB19375 2. Resolution for 2012 Rate increase for Bayview Cemetery

      A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING FEES FOR BAYVIEW CEMETERY.”
      KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved final approval of Resolution #2011-27. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
      Res. 2011-27
      APPROVED
      Planning & Community Development
      Members: Chair, Jack Weiss; Michael Lilliquist; Seth Fleetwood; Gene Knutson
      AB19376 1. Preliminary review of a new City/County Interlocal Agreement concerning planning, annexation, and development review in Bellingham’s urban growth area.
      Council Member Weiss reported that a public hearing at the City is scheduled for November 21st and the County will be reviewing the Interlocal Agreement on December 6th. Information only.
      Public hearing on 11/21.
      Committee Of The Whole
      Chair, Stan Snapp
      AB19377 1. Mayor’s presentation of the WellCity Award of Achievement
      Information only.
      Information only.
      AB19342 2. Worksession regarding 2012 preliminary budget: presentations by Human Resources Department, Public Works Department and Planning and Community Development Department
      Information only.
      Information only.
      AB19331 3. 2012 Property Tax Ordinance

      AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON RELATING TO THE LEVYING OF TAXES AND ESTABLISHING THE AMOUNT TO BE RAISED IN 2012 ON THE ASSESSED VALUATION OF THE PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY.”
      KNUTSON / BORNEMANN moved approval for first and second reading. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

      WEISS / KNUTSON moved to direct staff to prepare the necessary information for council to consider calculations including banked capacity on November 21, 2011. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
      1st & 2nd APPROVED AND DIRECTION TO STAFF
              4. Approval of City Council Committee and/or Special Meeting minutes
      None submitted at evening meeting.
              5. Old/New business
      Council Member Bornemann noted that nominations for the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Award need to be submitted in December.

      Council Member Weiss noted that it has been 85 days since the Chuckanut Ridge purchase was approved and there is not a repayment plan in place. Council members Knutson, Bornemann and Fleetwood took issue with this statement and affirmed that a repayment plan is in place by virtue of being able to sell part of the property.
      Executive Session – report and action only.
      1. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
      2. Potential Property Acquisition: Staff provided information on a potential property acquisition. Direction given. No action taken.NO ACTION
      3. Litigation: Hofstetter v. City of Bellingham: Staff provided an update on a litigation matter. Information only. No action taken.
      NO ACTION
      Mayor’s Report
              1. Standing time for briefings, updates and reports to Council by the Mayor, if needed. Information only.

      Mayor Pike stated that if needed, the repayment plan for the purchase of Chuckanut Ridge is to sell part of the property.
      Consent Agenda
      All matters listed on the Consent Agenda are considered routine and/or non-controversial items and may be approved in a single motion. A member of the Council may ask that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.
      AB19378 1. Acceptance of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Service Grant, No. 2011-WE-AX-0025(Consent Agenda)
      AB19379 2. Interlocal Agreement between the City of Bellingham and Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office to establish a Fiber Optic Use Agreement(Consent Agenda)
      AB19380 3. 2011 Library Gift Fund Ordinance

      AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE 2011 BUDGET RECOGNIZING RECEIPT OF DONATIONS TO THE LIBRARY GIFT FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $53,524.00 AND APPROPRIATING RELATED EXPENDITURES.”
      1st & 2nd
      (Consent Agenda)
      AB19381 4. Bid Award 51B-2011 for 2011-2012 signal improvements(Consent Agenda)
      AB19382 5. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from October 14, 2011 to October 20, 2011(Consent Agenda)
      AB19383 6. Authorization of check issue for accounts payable from October 21, 2011 to October 27, 2011(Consent Agenda)
      AB19384 7. Authorization of check issue for payroll from October 11, 2011 to October 25, 2011
      KNUTSON / BUCHANAN moved approval of the Consent Agenda in its’ entirety. MOTION CARRIED 7-0.
      CONSENT AGENDA APPROVED IN ITS’ ENTIRETY
      Final Consideration Of Ordinances
      AB19350 1. AN ORDINANCE RENEWING A FRANCHISE AND GRANTING OLYMPIC PIPE LINE COMPANY, A CORPORATION, ITS SUCCESSORS, GRANTEES AND ASSIGNS THE NONEXCLUSIVE RIGHT, PRIVILEGE, AUTHORITY AND FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE, MAINTAIN, REMOVE, REPLACE AND REPAIR EXISTING PIPELINE FACILITIES, TOGETHER WITH EQUIPMENT AND APPURTENANCES THERETO, FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS WITHIN AND THROUGH CERTAIN RIGHTS OF WAY, STREETS AND PUBLIC PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM

      KNUTSON / WEISS moved approval for third and final reading. Upon motion, said bill was placed on final passage and approved by the following roll call vote:

      AYES: BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
      NAYS:
      ABSTENTIONS:

      MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-11-060
      Ord. 2011-11-060 APPROVED
      5AB19359 2. AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE VACATION OF 26TH STREET AND THE ALLEY TO THE WEST, BETWEEN DOUGLAS AND TAYLOR AVENUES ABUTTING LOTS 1 - 30, BLOCK 251 AND 252, FAIRHAVEN LAND COMPANY'S THIRD ADDITION TO FAIRHAVEN, WA ALL WITHIN THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM

      LILLIQUIST / BORNEMANN moved approval for third and final reading. Upon motion, said bill was placed on final passage and approved by the following roll call vote:

      AYES: BORNEMANN, BUCHANAN, FLEETWOOD, KNUTSON, LILLIQUIST, SNAPP, WEISS
      NAYS:
      ABSTENTIONS:

      MOTION CARRIED 7-0 and was thereafter named Ordinance #2011-11-061
      Ord. 2011-11-061
      APPROVED
      AB19360 3. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON AMENDING BELLINGHAM MUNICIPAL CODE 7.12.130
      FLEETWOOD / KNUTSON moved to table third and final consideration to November 21, 2011. MOTION CARRIED 5-2, WEISS, LILLIQUIST opposed.
      TABLED TO 11/21/11
      Adjournment
      There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.
      Next City Council Meeting
      Monday, November 21, 2011


      Disclaimer: This document is provided as a courtesy follow up of the City Council meeting. This document is not to be considered the minutes from the meeting rather a report of the action taken by Council. All information contained herein is subject to change upon further review of the tapes of proceedings and composure of the minutes from the meeting. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.
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